In Honor of the 25th Anniversary of From The Choirgirl Hotel

Four days ago marked the 25th Anniversary of Tori Amos’s brilliant 1998 album, From The Choirgirl Hotel. This was my first Tori Album—the album that made me a fan of hers, starting off with “Raspberry Swirl.” I worked in Kmart’s electronics department in college, and I always had MTV2 on (because that channel actually played […]

Maestro Ghoullisimo

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 5) You can see past dev journals for my upcoming book/comic book (tbd) UnHeavenly Hosts here. It’s been a bit since the last UnHeavenly hosts dev journal. I’ve been busy preparing the second edition of In the Dark of the Grove, and finishing up the first draft of my next novel. […]

Do You Have A Dreamplace?

What is a Dreamplace? A dreamplace is what I call a place that I return to again and again in my dreams. Last night, I dreamt once again of what I’ve come to think of as “The Chateau.” This isn’t the first dreamplace I’ve had. When I was younger, it was a toy store full […]

My Favorite Things (2022): TV Shows

Okay, what may possibly—maybe—be my last of these. I feel like there’s only so far you can get into 2023 before “Best of” lists for 2022 become a little passé. I was thinking about doing toys, too? But… eh… we’ll see. If the tens of you who read these things really want that, let me […]

My Favorite Things (2022): Movies

Well, this took a while to get to! To be honest, I spent most of January catching up on a few key movies from 2022 that I at least wanted to see before making this list. Overall, 2022 was a fantastic year at the movies. I know that the domination of superhero movies bums some […]

Lady Scarab

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 4) You can see past dev journals for my upcoming book/comic book (tbd) UnHeavenly Hosts here. For this installment, we’re looking at Layla Anwar aka Lady Scarab. She’s the trusted bodyguard of Magiko the Mummy Magician… and a whole lot more! About Lady Scarab Here’s the description from the pitch document: […]

The Genius of Death Stranding

What the game is, in my eyes, is the video game equivalent of an indie auteur film. A deeply personal, heartfelt, and thoughtful piece of art that should be regarded as a classic in storytelling, whatever the genre.

Saddo & Lizarro

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 3) Previously, I introduced the concept of UnHeavenly Hosts, and talked a little bit more about Monstra. This time, it’s time to talk a little (very little, really) about two members of this little crew of weirdos—Saddo the Clown and Lizarro! About Saddo & Lizzaro This is a little tricky. Obviously […]


(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 2) I was excited to release the first round of info for UnHeavenly Hosts as part of the development journal last time, so I took a shot at illustrating Monstra, just seeing how her look feels when it’s moved around. And to experiment with style. Obviously, all this info is in […]

UnHeavenly Hosts

(UnHeavenly Hosts Development Journal 1) In October, I posted this image to social media, with a proclamation that I’d make this long-gestating idea a reality in SOME form in 2023. And I mean it! I thought it’d be fun to do something a little different, which I haven’t ever done before, which is to do […]

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